Travel the US via Twitter – Follow the States

Posted on September 10, 2009

Where in the USA do you want to go today? If you use the Internet to plan family and adventure trips, perhaps you have browse sites developed by the many tourism bureaus established around the country. For every state and territory in the union, there is a department encompassing that entire region, and multiple cities and towns within are certain to have organizations that more precisely market their area. It’s no surprise, too, to see so many bureaus and tourism representative entice Twitter users to follow them and get the low-down on hotel and attraction specials and upcoming events.

If you’re the wandering sort, here are fifty (give or take a few) profiles that ought to be on your follow list. Note: not all accounts below are officially representative of their respective visitors bureaus, but do reflect travel tweeting for that state. If there is a state listed missing its respective official tourism Twitter profile here, more than likely it couldn’t be found on the main Web site or through Google search. That’s not good!

If you operate the state’s tourism bureau it is necessary to have all social media profile visible so prospective visitors can follow your updates. Consulting with a search engine and social media optimization company that specializes in travel and tourism is a good way to raise your online awareness as people plan their vacations. You can learn more about how to boost your Twitter readership through SimpleTourism, specialists in travel website SEO services.

Alabama – TweetHomeAla
Alaska – AK_Vacation
American Samoa – SamoaNews
Arizona – ArizonaTourism
Arkansas – ARTourism
California – CATourism
Colorado – Visit_Colorado
Connecticut – HartfordCVB
Delaware – DE_Vacation
District of Columbia – DCWire
Florida – VisitFlorida
Georgia – GeorgiaTourism
Hawaii – AlohaSpots
Idaho – VisitIdaho
Illinois – EnjoyIllinois
Indiana – VisitIndiana
Iowa – IowaVacation
Kansas – TravelKS
Kentucky – KentuckyTourism
Louisiana – LouisianaTravel
Maine – MaineTourism
Maryland – MDTourism
Massachusetts – MA_Vacation
Michigan – PureMichigan
Minnesota – MN_vacation
Mississippi – VisitMS
Missouri – MissouriLife
Montana – VisitMontana
Nebraska – NebraskaTourism
Nevada – TravelNevada
New Hampshire – VisitNH
New Jersey – NJ_Vacation
New Mexico – NMTourism
New York – I_LOVE_NY
North Carolina – VisitNC
North Dakota – ND_Vacation
Northern Marianas Islands – GoToMarianas
Ohio – DiscoverOhio
Oklahoma – OklahomaTourism
Oregon – TravelOregon
Pennsylvania – VisitPA
Puerto Rico – MeetPuertoRico
Rhode Island – RIEvents
South Carolina – SCTourism
South Dakota – TravelSD
Tennessee – TNVacation
Texas – TravelToTexas
Utah – UtahVacation
Vermont – VermontTourism
Virginia – VisitVirginia
Virgin Islands – Virgin_Islands
Washington – WA_Vacation
West Virginia – VisitWV
Wisconsin – WIBestBets
Wyoming – WyomingTourism

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